Fabrics & Clothing Care
Fabric can be described as different types of material naturally or artificially created to make a “Saree,Salwar kameez,Lehenga choli”. These materials are dyed to obtain vibrant colors. There are various types of fabrics available in market. Each fabric is unique in its own way, below are descriptions of the types of fabrics most commonly used to create :
- Pure Georgette/Faux Georgette : Georgette is a sheer lightweight fabric, often made of silk or from such manufactured fibers as polyester with a crepe surface.
- Pure Crepe/Faux Crepe : Crepe is a silk, wool, or polyester fabric of a gauzy texture, having a peculiar crisp or crimpy appearance.
- Net : An openwork fabric made of threads or cords that are woven or knotted together at regular intervals.
- Tissue : A fine transparent silk, used for veils, etc.; specifically, cloth interwoven with gold or silver threads, or embossed with figures.
- Chiffon : A fabric of sheer silk or rayon.This is a very light weight fabric and brings a feminine touch to the garment.
- Silk/Art Silk/Raw Silk : Silk is a natural protein fiber; out of it various form one can be woven into textiles. The shimmering effect makes it fall apart from other fabrics. Silk can be further classified into other forms.
- Cotton : Cotton is a natural crop that is transformed into various forms out of which one is textiles. Cotton is a very soft fabric used in sarees for daily wear.
- Velvet : Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, giving it a distinctive feel.
- Brocade : Brocade is a class of richly decorative shuttle-woven fabrics, often made in colored silks. It gives a very rich and classy look.
- Jacquard : Jacquard is simply a mixture of different fabrics with brocade.
- Brasso : Brasso is a kind of art work created on sarees of various materials by embossing design with satin patch work.
- Multi-Fabric : A saree blended with more than two types of material in order to create a different style is called a multi-Fabric
- Kota/Super net : Kota is a form of cotton which is very light and airy. It is perfect summer wear.
- Satin : Satin is a weave that typically has a glossy surface. A satin-woven fabric tends to have a high luster due to the high number of floats on the fabric
- Crepe : Crepe is a fabric of a gauzy texture, having a typically crimpy surface. While silk fiber is the popular choice, Crepe fabric is woven from natural or man-made fibers
- Viscose : is created from a combination of natural and man-made components, has a silky appearance and feel, and has the ability to breathe in a manner similar to cotton.
- Khaddi : means handloom fabric.
- Banarasi: Banarasi is a type of silk woven with gold/silver threads
All silks and hand embroidered outfits need to be preserved in a correct manner to ensure that the outfit you order stays in the best condition for a long time.
Any embroidery exposed to moisture, perfume or any other element that contains alcohol will blacken the embroidery immediately. It is therefore advisable to keep all embroidered outfits wrapped in muslin cloth.
If you notice any loose thread on the fabric or on the embroidery DO NOT try to pull it out. Simply use scissors to cut it off neatly. Embroidered outfits are best maintained if kept in a hanging position. All outfits ordered from Siri Collections must be dry-cleaned. Do not ever try to wash it at home as this will definitely damage your outfits permanently.
Stained silk sarees should be dry-cleaned as soon as possible. Dyes and sizings tend to discolour with moisture. Therefore attempting to remove stains with water is not recommended without first testing the silk for colour fastness. It is difficult to remove a concentrated food or beverage stain. Scrubbing or pressing could ruin the fabric.